Re-thinking converted vans' electrical system

Hi guys,

My friend and I are studying an innovative solution for trying to modernize the electrical system in converted vans. One key element of our solution would be to reuse salvaged electric bike batteries, and to reassemble them in a battery tailored for vanlifers needs.

Could you please help us better understand the needs and the use-cases of the electrical components in equipped vans, thanks to your personal experiences?

We thank you in advance!



The better power systems are already dirt cheap, and easy to repair/replace almost anywhere. Seems like new, better, cheaper, more reliable ways to charge existing batteries would be a better project. Something better than solar that works 24/7. Or better yet, eliminate the need for batteries all together.


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